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Golden Carpet Stonecrop

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Golden Carpet'

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Golden Carpet Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum 'Golden Carpet') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Golden Carpet' in bloom

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Golden Carpet' in bloom

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Golden Carpet Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum 'Golden Carpet') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Golden Carpet' flowers

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Golden Carpet' flowers

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Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Kamchatka Stonecrop

Ornamental Features

Golden Carpet Stonecrop is blanketed in stunning gold star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its succulent round leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Carpet Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Golden Carpet Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Golden Carpet Stonecrop will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features